Claudia Orange

Dame Claudia Orange is one of New Zealand’s most distinguished historians. After publishing her first, award-winning history The Treaty of Waitangi in 1987, she became General Editor of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, released in five volumes with the Māori biographies also in te reo Māori (now online). A director at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa for many years, she is now a research associate at the museum. Dame Claudia has received many awards and honours for her contribution to a wider understanding of our history, which includes research for the He Tohu and Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi exhibitions. In 2021, Dame Claudia was awarded the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Literary Achievement (Non-fiction).